Let’s review a few fun facts about my life.
A) I have a boyfriend named MC
B) We are long distance
C) I am horrible at all forms of communication (excluding Instagram and Snapchat)
Well, this weekend I’m pretty sure I hit a peak in my life because MC told me he got accepted to Maryland for Fall 2017. Aw, it’s okay, I basically peed my pants of joy too when I found out. If you’re familiar with the transfer process for UMD then you know that the application is long, nothing happens on time, and they love to keep you guessing. So when MC’s decision was two weeks late, we had kinda lost hope that it would work out. Blame it on the system. Blame it on my acute pessimism. Whatever.
But sitting at my internship, rereading his message “I got in” ten thousand times, these were the 10 thoughts that immediately ran through my head.
- This is a mean joke.
- Is this actually a joke.
- Wait, oh my god, this is real.
- I wish I could stand up and dance right now.
- What would happen if I stood up and danced right now.
- My heart might explode out of my body.
- I WONDER IF MC IS CRYING RIGHT NOW.
- I wonder if MC’s dad is crying right now.
- Remember to order him a present on Amazon.
- I’m so proud of my boyfriend.
It can be scary to think about merging two things that’ve been so separate for the past year. MC and I always say how we don’t really know each other as college students, but luckily that gets to change. The beauty of long distance, while super horrible, is that you can freely grow and change and bring a new perspective to the relationship. I think without our time apart there are a lot of things that wouldn’t have ever matured between us. Going to school together will probably prove to be another challenge, but at least it’s one where we can see each other without planning it weeks in advance.
Before I wrap this up with some cute closing line, I want to emphasize how proud I am of MC. It wasn’t an easy journey to get here, but he worked so hard to be a Terp. And no, he’s not just transferring for me. See, two people can want to be at the same place, irrelevant of each other. Strange concept, I know. Try and wrap your brain around it. And no matter where our relationship goes from here, at least we’re both where we belong, rubbing Testudo’s nose.
So get ready for adorable Instagrams of your favorite couple decked out in red, black, white, and gold.
Stuck in my head: Wait // M83
Snap it: Towson, MD
Peace, love, JURD.